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What is Man Utd’s Worst Result in Premier League History?

There may be no more significant turning point in Premier League history than the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United was The club, while the Scot plundered the home bench at Old Trafford and led the Red Devils to 13 Premier League titles. Man Utd were the great institution that the rest of the division looked on with envy.

Despite threats from Jack Walker’s money, Arsene Wenger and Iberian pragmatists, United’s success continued throughout Sir Alex’s reign. His resignation in 2013 left the club with doubts and uncertainty.

Therefore, the results over the last decade have often not been pretty. Peaks proved to be mere twilight, while troughs were downright humiliating. Nine of the club’s 10 worst seasons in the Premier League era have come since David Moyes succeeded Ferguson at the Theater of Dreams.

But what was United’s worst Premier League season? Let’s take a look.

Ralf Rangnick, Cristiano Ronaldo

Ralf Rangnick’s interim term in office was disastrous / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

United have appointed the likes of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Erik ten Hag in a bid to return to former glory, but both have endured miserable seasons at Old Trafford despite initially promising.

2023/24 isn’t in the books yet, but it could be United’s worst season in Premier League history. Ten Hag had offered a spark of optimism in its first year, but its second season proved to be a real nightmare. United have picked up 57 points and still have to travel to Brighton. A win would see them surpass their 58-point tally from 2021/22, and a draw would be the same.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ended 2021/22 as Man Utd head coach and Ralf Rangnick ended the season as interim coach. His reign was disastrous, with Rangnick performing so poorly on the sidelines that the original plan to have him work in a hierarchical role afterwards was scrapped.

The post-Fergie collapse began with Moyes, who was simply never capable of managing a club of United’s caliber. The Scot was doomed from the start, despite inheriting a title-winning team. United’s core was aging and minimal freshening saw them register just 64 points in 2013/14.

Mourinho’s first two seasons brought two silver medals and a second place, but Jose’s syndrome struck in the third season when he was sacked midway through the 2018/19 season and his team appeared to have no direction. Without new manager Solskjaer’s resurgence in the new year, United would have finished with far fewer than 66 points.

They matched their tally from the 2015/16 season, despite finishing better (fifth) in Van Gaal’s second and final season. The promised revolution never materialized in Manchester. Van Gaal’s United were characterized by collective cohesion and solidity, but dismal possession play. They were incredibly boring, scoring just 49 goals in 2015/16, the lowest tally in Premier League history.

Van Gaal was riding high in winning the FA Cup, but United had already planned to replace the Dutchman with Mourinho.

Man Utd’s worst Premier League seasons

season

position

Points

2023/24*

8th

57

2021/22

6

58

2013/14

7

64

2018/19

6

66

2015/16

5

66

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